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D’Andre Swift named to 2018 Doak Walker Award Watch List

D'Andre Swift
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UGA sophomore running back D’Andre Swift has been named to the 2018 Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on Wednesday.

The Doak Walker Award “was created in 1989 to recognize the nation’s premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community.”

Ten semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award will be named in November, and three finalists will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The recipient of the 2018 Doak Walker Award will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards show on Thursday, Dec. 6 live on ESPN.

D’Andre Swift, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played in all 15 games as a freshman for the Georgia Bulldogs. He rushed 81 times for 618 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 17 receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown.

Earlier this week, D’Andre Swift was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List along with UGA quarterback Jake Fromm. The Maxwell Award is given to the college football player of the year.

Georgia opens the 2018 season in Athens on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Austin Peay.

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